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Little Pim: 3 Pack

4.1 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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  • Format: Box set, Color, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Little Pim Co.
  • DVD Release Date: March 23, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001SMC9LW

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My son goes to a bilingual immersion Montessori preschool. They speak both Japanese and Mandarin in the class. Since there was no one at home who could reinforce his Japanese, we bought little Pim to supplement. it is now one of his favorite DVDs and he repeats the words. He just turn 2.
Pros:
The panda seems to catch his attention.
Easy words to pick up. Words are repeated throughout.

Cons:
Would be nice if spelled out some of the other words and not just the object they are focused on.
My sons sings some Japanese children songs he learns from school and that's what is missing from this. No singing.

Other than that, its a great DVD.
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I wasn't sure how much success I would have with these DVDs. Whenever I try to read to my son (age 3) in Japanese, he gets bored and walks away, and when I try to show him Japanese movies, he always demands that I "play it in English!" However, he loves these. He repeats after Pim, gets very excited, and has started to tell me things like, "Inu means dog!" which I love.

My only criticisms are
1) The DVDs mix expressions with vocabulary, and if you do not speak Japanese, it can be confusing to which action the expression refers. You can put the DVD on subtitles, but to me this serves no purpose - my son does not yet read, and he is relying on the DVD to teach him. He will not learn anything from the subtitles, so they work more as a parental guide for those parents who do not speak Japanese. This only happens once or twice, however, in general the examples are clear.
2) The DVDs provide the Romanization of the Japanese words, but do not write the words in kana. This strikes me as a missed opportunity. My son is watching the DVD to learn, and so having the words appear in hiragana or kanji would be a nice additional lesson.

Overall, though, I am very pleased. My son frequently requests "Panda!" and is so enthusiastic while watching that I have to highly recommend these.
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Bought this for a 3.5 year-old. He really likes it, especially the animated Little Pim character. Only four stars, because this appears to be a single video that they localize for each language. For Japanese, it was surprising to have forks and spoons and spaghetti instead of their far more common Japanese equivalent. It may be that the market doesn't exist for separate productions, but I would have loved if more culturally specific terms were included. Still, a solid product that helped my son transition to Japanese living.
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My son absolutely adores Little Pim. I bought the Japanese set and I'm very excited to say that me and my son have learned quite a bit from this video. Actually, he asked to watch it so much I also bought a Spanish set to change it up a bit. Hands down an amazing way to learn a foreign language both for children and adults.
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My 2 1/2 year old can watch this all day but my 5 year old gets bored with it quickly. I was hoping this would help supplement her Japanese school. I figured I would put it away for awhile and try it again after she gets over the newness of all of her Christmas video game toys.
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My daughter is fairly advanced in her verbal skills for a 2 year old and she has thoroughly enjoyed and learned lots from these videos. She requests the Panda and we know what she wants to see! The animation is very charming and she is very engaged when watching. Since we watch with her and stop to repeat and talk about the words being taught, we are learning, too!
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My son and I really enjoy these videos together. Although, he's only 6 months old they seem to hold his attention pretty well, as they do mine. I have learned many things already and my husband, who is Japanese, is pretty impressed with what I have learned so far. The option to have subtitles in English is excellent, otherwise I would miss the meaning of a few things here and there. Otherwise, most things are obvious when relating them to the what's going on in the video. I also like that you see the written Japanese words (in Roman letters), so that you can understand the full pronunciation. I find it's easier to learn another language like a child would because they teach most of the basic necessities in the language. I definitely recommend these videos and am considering getting them in Spanish for my son and for my husband too.
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My 3 1/2 year old enjoys watching these dvd's and pays close attention when they're playing. Not sure if they're actually going to teach him any Hebrew, but at the very least they provide a little variety and education to his tv watching time.
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